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Our Partner Organizations

Florida Medical Association

Website:  https://www.flmedical.org/florida/

The Florida Medical Association (FMA) has more than 16,000 physician members and is headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. The FMA exists to help physicians practice medicine. In carrying out our mission, we adhere to the following values:

ADVOCACY: Speaking for physicians and their patients

QUALITY: Promoting the highest standards of medical care

PROFESSIONALISM: Delivering care with integrity and compassion

FREEDOM: Maintaining choice in a free-market system that respects the patient/physician relationship

EDUCATION: Promoting life-long learning and the education of future physicians

HEALTHY FLORIDIANS: Promoting comprehensive patient care and public health.

The FMA has had a robust interest in environmental health since 2002 when it established the Environment and Health Section. These functions were transferred in 2012 to the Council on Healthy Floridians now under the leadership of Dr Beny Rub. The FMA House of Delegates has adopted a dozen environmental health policies on topics that include air and water quality, urban planning, climate change, environmental education and the physician’s responsibility for the environment. My Green Doctor was launched in 2001 as part of the FMA’s fulfillment of FMA policies on these topics.

For further information concerning the Florida Medical Association or about becoming a member, see our website (www.flmedical.org) or contact Dr Todd L Sack, Editor, My Green Doctor (tsack@bgclinic.com).

World Medical Association

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The World Medical Association (WMA) is an international organization representing physicians. It was founded on 17 September 1947, when physicians from 27 different countries met at the First General Assembly of the WMA in Paris. The organization was created to ensure the independence of physicians, and to work for the highest possible standards of ethical behavior and care by physicians. This was particularly important to physicians after the Second World War, and therefore the WMA has always been an independent confederation of free professional associations. Funding is provided by the annual contributions of its members, which has now grown to include 106 national medical associations representing more than 5 millions physicians.

The purpose of the WMA is to serve humanity by endeavoring to achieve the highest international standards in medical education, medical science, medical art and medical ethics, and health care for all people of the world. The WMA provides a forum for its member associations by holding General Assembly, Council meetings, and seminars on various healthcare topics, where physicians can communicate freely, cooperate actively, and achieve consensus on high standards of medical ethics and professional competence. A key goal is to promote the professional freedom of physicians worldwide. For more than 60 years, though our public meetings, policies, and guidelines, WMA has been a world leader in medical ethics, professionalism, research standards, human rights and environmental protection.

The membership of the Association is comprised of physicians representing national, non-governmental, associations of physicians. Individual physicians can join the WMA as Associate Members, with voting rights at the Annual Associate Members Meeting and the right to participate in the General Assembly is given to representatives of the Associate Members.

The World Medical Association is proud to participate in My Green Doctor by serving on the My Green Doctor Editorial Board and by offering My Green Doctor as a benefit for our members. For more information, see our website (www.wma.net) or contact Clarisse Delorme (clarisse.delorme@wma.net).

Florida Academy of Family Physicians

Website: http://www.fafp.org/

The Florida Academy of Family Physicians (FAFP) is composed of more than 5,400 family medicine physicians, resident physicians, and medical students from across the state. The FAFP works to advance the specialty of family medicine by promoting excellence and improvement in the healthcare of all Floridians. Our priority is to help our members become the best family physicians they can be through effective communication, legislation/regulation, education, advocacy, research and motivation.  The FAFP is the Florida chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), which represents more than 124,900 members nationwide. Through its association with the AAFP, the Florida Academy strives to achieve the following goals:

ADVOCACY:  Be the leading advocate for family physicians and the specialty of family medicine in Florida to promote healthcare excellence for patients.

EDUCATION:  Be the premier resource for CME, knowledge exchange and professional development through the FAFP Foundation.

PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT AND CAREER ENHANCEMENT:  Enhance and support members’ abilities to fulfill practice and career goals and pursue work-life balance.  My Green Doctor is one of our member benefits that lowers office costs significantly while creating a healthier community.  The benefit includes a free Green Doctor Office certificate for the offices of members who achieve this program’s environmental sustainability standards.

MEMBER ENGAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP: Emphasize and enhance the value of a united profession through membership.

The FAFP also acts as the active voice for family medicine, advocating key issues among patients, the medical community, legislators and regulators, third-party payers, and the general public. The FAFP continually works to communicate, recognize and celebrate the issues of family medicine, while helping all Floridians to understand that having a family physician is vital to their health. Additionally, we strive to promote interest in family medicine as a career by working with Florida’s medical schools to provide quality residency and medical training programs in family medicine. Today’s initiatives of the FAFP will ensure the future of family medicine in Florida.

For more information about the Florida Academy of Family Physicians, visit www.fafp.org.

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Physicians for Social Responsibility, Florida Chapter

Website:  http://www.psr.org/chapters/florida/

We are the Florida chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility in Washington, DC (Co-recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize).  We are a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable organization whose vision is a healthy, just and peaceful world for present and future generations.   Our members and donors include health professionals and others.  We are pleased to be a My Green Doctor partner organization.

Guided by the compassion, values and expertise of health professionals, we work to protect human life from the gravest threats to human survival.  We inform Florida’s citizens and leaders on critical topics such as global warming, environmental justice, toxic chemicals, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, natural gas fracking, water quality, air pollution, sea level rise, and renewable energy.

We welcome new members to participate by joining our monthly conference calls, usually held on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm EST.  Please see our website http://www.psr.org/chapters/florida/ and contact our Executive Director, Marybeth Dunn MPH at 813-444-2750 or marybeth@psrflorida.org.

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